This article is dedicated to Viognier (pronounced Vee-on-yay), an aromatic white grape (and wine) that originally comes from the Rhone region of France and is now grown throughout the world. [Read more…]
We all know that Girl Scout cookies pair well with milk. But did you know they also pair well with wine? It’s true. At our second annual Girl Scout cookie wine tasting last week, we discovered for the second time how well this pairing works, and we had a great time in the process.
I highly recommend a Girl Scout cookie wine tasting for everybody, especially for people who tend to get very serious about wine. It’s hard to be serious when you’re eating Girl Scout cookies. [Read more…]
Wine tastings are all about TASTING and EXPERIENCING the wine. During a tasting, you do your best to turn off the outside world and focus on what’s in your glass – the look, the smell, the taste and the feel. But when preconceived notions intervene, you might narrow your focus and look only for the characteristics you like or dislike in a particular type of wine. During blind wine tastings, your preconceived notions can’t play a role, so you get to truly EXPERIENCE everything that’s going on in your glass. [Read more…]
Are you a fan of buttery, oaky Chardonnay? Are you a fan of a more subdued Chardonnay? Do you steer clear of Chardonnay altogether, because you don’t like the heavy butter, oak flavors?
Truth be told, Chardonnay comes in many shapes and sizes, from butter/oak bombs to crisp, clean, fruity wines. It’s helpful – and a lot of fun – to try a broad range of Chardonnays and decide which styles suit you best. [Read more…]